Recipes from Bechuanaland

This book is the REPRODUCTION & REPRINT of an iconic and highly popular (in its day) recipe book, produced in the early 1960s by the Women's Institute of Francistown in the then Bechuanaland Protectorate as a fundraiser for their charitable projects

It is being re-produced by Write-On Publishing at the suggestion of members of the Historical Francistown Facebook page - a closed Facebook group whose members have lived, worked or went to school in Francistown. And that includes Write-On's Frank Nunan!

Forty percent of the proceeds of the sale of this book will be donated to the Francistown Women's Institute towards their current projects, so this little book is doing its job all over again!

The book's 144 pages are crammed full of an eclectic mix of good old "home cooking" recipes like "Chicken Casserole" to sophisticated Haute Cuisine dishes such as "Tourte de Pintade a la Hongrosie", and going on to such home-grown specialities such as "Madila" (sour milk). 

it has an "On Safari" section, with game (venison) recipes for the three-legged pot, and a section on Cooking for Invalids and Convalescents, 

It also has a handy "hints" chapter with all sorts of household tips - for example:

Removing lipstick stains, cleaning cement floors, and how to clean a greasy collar.

This is one of my favourites:

White suits: To disguise a last minute dirty mark on a white drill suit eg. Queen's Birthday Parade! use white shoe cleaner.

It also has a Chapter called "Be Your Own Drycleaner"!

A must for Francistown (and Botswana) nostalgia buffs as well as current residents.

The perfect Christmas Gift!


Price: R140.00*

*Includes VAT, excludes Shipping

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  1. It will take about six to eight weeks to produce this book - production is therefore expected to be completed by mid-November  - delivery times will be as specified in the Store from that time
  2. You are asked to order and pay for your purchase upfront so that the correct numbers of books may be printed.
  3. Shipping - South Africa & Southern Africa (ie Botswana). We offer standard surface mail postal shipping options.  
  4. International Shipping (outside of Southern Africa) - as postal costs for large parcels vary dramatically from zone to zone (ie Australia is different to Europe), we only offer surface mail options for small parcels (up to 2kg - 6 books). International buyers ore there asked to order in batches of 6 books, or to use the same option as for the courier service mentioned in (5) below - choose "collection" and we will invoice you separately. 
  5. However, International buyers who wish us to use a courier service are asked to select the "Collection" option when ordering their books, and they will be invoiced separately for shipping based on quantities and destination. However, we will still be able to offer them credit card facilities for payment. This also applies to buyers from Botswana who wish to use a courier service for delivery 







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